This post is about the Peerblock software which you can download for free and protect you computer from getting hacked. With the help of recommended block list you can ensure that your computer or the network is not prone to security attacks.
They are hunting you – companies hungry for profit, creepy advertisers or just people who can’t help snooping around in somebody else’s garden. Worried that despite your best efforts to lay low they will still get you? PeerBlock could be just the software you need to deliver you from evil. PeerBlock is a free open source program that will block attacks coming from a pretty wide range of hosts. Just head on to the official website and go to download page to try it out:
Usually firewall programs will enable users to add the hosts they want to block one by one, but PeerBlock works a little different in that department. It will provide you will full lists of potentially dangerous host addresses, lists that are periodically updated. The lists are organizing according to several categories.: spyware, advertising, education and peer to peer.
The software installs easily under less than 2 minutes. Once the process is accomplished you will be asked to choose “What types of ranges do you want blocked”?
The software can be set to function on a pre-determined schedule. Users can choose how often the program will check for updates (Every day, Every other day, Every week, Every x days), what you want updated (PeerBook or just the Lists). Now you are ready to run the full software.
The interface of the program is pretty simple and intuitive. It consists of a large window where all the blocked items are being showed. For example I got a couple of AP2P on Smart Broadband issues detected which were immediately blocked by the program. A full history of every event blocked is being saved and can be visualized whenever needed.
The Settings section allows you to choose how the main interface looks like. You can choose how many log lines should be displayed in the main window, the background color and text color. From here you can also set your History options. You can choose after how many days it is time for a History swap , that is if you choose to keep a History after all. The Notification option can also be modified from this menu – choose to receive notifications or not for HTTP Blocks/All Blocks.
The program’s easy interface makes it perfect for every user on the Internet who are concerned about their privacy. You can download Peerblock and read the Cnet review from the following link:
But always ensure that you do not visit unknown websites which offers free download of mp3, software and games. This is one of the easiest way to make sure you do not fall for the traps set up on the Internet. And we do hope that your computer has the latest version of any of the popular antivirus which receives regular updates.
We would love to hear your opinions about Peerblock as well, do tell us if you know any other software similar to this which can enhance the security of a computer.
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